• Interviews,  Movies/Entertainment,  Podcast Interview

    Interview…Author Eric Maikranz on ‘The Reincarnationist Papers’

    One of the biggest films hitting screens this years is the Antoine Fuqua-directed actioner Infinite. As far as recent heady sci-fi, it’s as wild, imaginative and complex as it comes. The story is adapted from a novel by D. Eric Maikranz and is part of a series where a handful of people recall their past life memories and reincarnate over and over again. These 28 people created a secret society called the Cognomina centuries ago so that they could associate with each other from one lifetime to another. They are, in effect, near immortals — compiling experiences and skills over diverse lifetimes into near superhuman abilities that they have used…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Reviews

    G-S-T Review…Olympus Has Fallen

    Time has not been kind to Antoine Fuqua. Over a decade ago, he became an Oscar-caliber filmmaker (for whatever that label is worth) after Training Day vaulted him into mainstream prominence on the back of its gritty violence, no-nonsense artistry, and mesmerizing performances; in between then and now he’s output nothing but a handful of mild hits (Brooklyn’s Finest) and flops both small (Shooter) and large (King Arthur). Is his fall from grace an example of success eating a director alive? Was Training Day just an anomaly in an otherwise middling filmography? Giving credit where it’s due, Fuqua’s descent isn’t really due to lack of trying, but the trajectory of his career…